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Old 08-22-2008, 11:03 AM   #76
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Fantastic trip report!! Love the pictures! Lots of fun!

Would you get the cat 5 again?
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:04 PM   #77
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would love to hear about WLV and your time at WDW too
Thanks for reading...I might give a quick our family at WDW update at the end of our Trip Report. We had such a great trip, I would love to share those pics too.

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I absolutely love your pictures, they are so clear, bright and colourful.

Keep them coming :-)
Thanks - more pics and an update tomorrow!

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I am loving your trip report. Thank you so much for sharing
You're welcome - thanks for reading!

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I'm just joining in & have caught up on your TR...it's fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing! I still have post DCL depression and it's been 1 1/2 years! That's why I live vicariously thru these wonderful TRs - thanks!!!
It's only been close to a month for us, but I still miss it horribly! I don't know what I'll do when this TR is done.

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Don't have time to read much right now, so subscribing. I did a qucik look at pics on the first page. those are great. Your girls are gorgeous. Seing the characters jsut made up my mind. I think I want to go on disney for sure! LOL!
A Disney Cruise was the ONLY way we were going to cruise...I even had to be convinced to do this cruise. Now, I can't wait to go on another. The interaction with the characters was fantastic. It sure beat standing in the hot lines at the parks.

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Another great day at CC. Lovely pictures
It sure was! Thanks!!
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:09 PM   #78
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How did you get the free tote bag at Del Sol? I think I got on there on our NCL cruise. I think we jsut showed them our ship card? Is that all you did? Does it have a Disney ship on it?
So You ate at Animators palette twice? The first night they didn't do the while light thing then?
Your pics are just amazing.
How was the food? And deserts? LOL!
I hope I can talk DH into doing this cruise. He is leary of cruises, and though we went on one, and he loved it, he still has fears we are going to be kidnapped or something.
The Del Sol tote bag just sort of happened, I think I spent enough to "earn" it. I'm not sure, but I didn't complain when they offered it to me. On the four night cruise you have two nights in the same restaurant, one is the Pirate night menu and the other is the menu for that restaurant. So, in Animator's the first night was Pirate and the second night was the animation show. The food was fantastic, but as I said in one of the updates, my family isn't hard to please. We aren't that picky! The desserts were just as good! Some evenings we had to force ourselves to eat them, but it wasn't that difficult!

This four night with the double dip, was perfect for our first time family. We were on land every day, and only sailed basically during sleeping hours. I wasn't sure how we would do, so I wanted to make sure we had lots of "land" time. It was great!!!
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:12 PM   #79
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I am loving your report! I really want to take my 3 kids on a Disney cruise.

I have to tell you, your girls have the MOST beautiful smiles!

Cant wait to read more.
Thanks so much for reading. I see you are a "WL vet" - I love the WL! That's where we stayed before the cruise and going back to in Oct. 09. Thanks for the comments about the girls.

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Fantastic trip report!! Love the pictures! Lots of fun!

Would you get the cat 5 again?
It definitely was lots of fun! The Cat 5 was perfect for us - I loved the Verandah, even though we didn't use it much - and the space was tight, but just enough for the four of us.
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What time were the characters on Castaway Cay? I want to get a lot of character pictures. Is it posted in the Navigator? Your pictures are great!!!
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:29 AM   #81
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What time were the characters on Castaway Cay? I want to get a lot of character pictures. Is it posted in the Navigator? Your pictures are great!!!
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The characters were on CC around 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. and again around 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. The Navigator is great with giving the windows of time and where. It doesn't necessarily state which characters will be on CC, but it does say when and where. We missed them the first day because we got off the ship too early, the second day we were more leisurely and timed it perfectly.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:58 AM   #82
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vatchr: I love your pictures!!!!!!! Your family is beautiful and it looks like you had a BLAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. I wanna put my picutres from my cruise up. How did you upload your photos? Thanks for helping!!!! God bless! Happy Mickey!!
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:34 PM   #83
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vatchr: I love your pictures!!!!!!! Your family is beautiful and it looks like you had a BLAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. I wanna put my picutres from my cruise up. How did you upload your photos? Thanks for helping!!!! God bless! Happy Mickey!!
Hi, thanks for the kind words. We did have a blast! As for pictures, I use photobucket.com to store my pictures and then upload them as I post by clicking on the insert image icon in the reply box.

That is the basic information, if you need more help. Let me know.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:04 PM   #84
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Parrot Cay and our last night on the ship

We all showered and got ready for dinner. No pictures before dinner tonight, so we just met at Parrot Cay just in time for our meal. Again our servers were wonderful! It was our last night with them.

Here is DD1 with her drink of choice (another Shirley Temple):



During dinner, there were many rounds of Happy Birthday being sung around the dining room. Lizzietish made the comment that no one has ever sung Happy Birthday to her in a restaurant and she was jealous. Well…big brother DH decided to give her what she asked for (even though her actual birthday is at the end of November) and spoke quietly to our server Oliver about singing to her. Well, he laughed and thought it was a great idea (knowing it wasn’t her bday) and got Nyoman to join him. They both serenaded her and in the process totally embarrassed her. It was great. Just another way that the servers became like part of the family during this trip.

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After dinner was over, we decided to skip the show to make sure we were all packed up and I really wanted to make it to Till We Meet Again, so we used that extra time to leisurely walk around the ship and take some last pics. We knew that disembarking tomorrow at Port Canaveral would be quick moving, so this night was our last opportunity to soak it all in.

Here are some of our random shots around the ship on our last night:

These guys are in the windows of the shops by the Walt Disney Theater:





We had been searching for the giant portholes and found them on the last night – here are the girls posing:









Up on deck 10:





By Triton’s:





And also some sunset pics taken that evening:





After wandering the ship, we headed back to the room to finish packing – suitecases had to be in the hallway before 11:00 pm if we wanted DCL to transport them. We flinished that task and then headed up to the Atrium for Till We Meet Again – that was a great time. Rina, Nana and Lizzie tish came with us. DH chose to sit this one out in the stateroom.

Up next: Characters, characters and more characters at ‘Till We Meet Again
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Awww...I don't want it to end!!
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:46 AM   #86
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Your report has been so enjoyable I hate for it to end. We will be doing our first ever cruise next June and I can't wait!!

Thanks for bringing it to life for me. Our boys have no idea and I get excited when I think about telling them when we spend Xmas as DW.

Your girls are beautiful and always smiling. Looks like it was a fabulous time.

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Old 08-24-2008, 11:14 AM   #87
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How lovely of your servers to serenade Lizzietish Fantastic pictures yet again. What a shame it's nearly over
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:37 PM   #88
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:15 PM   #89
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Thank you!

Thank you so much for your great TR!
We are going on our first cruise in November. 4 day on the Wonder. Actually the 7 day Land/Sea, but the first three days are at BCR.
We cant WAIT!!!
Thanks again for getting me psyched up! ( LOL Like i needed the help! )
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:51 PM   #90
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Great TR!:)

Great Trip Report Don't want it to end!!!
Im going on my first cruise in DEC 7 day Land/Sea so it really helped to visualize the cruise! You girls are beautiful!!
Did you happen to notice what people wore on their feet for snorkelling if they didn't rent?
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